Based on a tradition that dates back to 1484, in which the Virgin appears to a shepherd inside the castle of Agres. According to the story, this image fled from a fire that was declared in the church of Santa Maria of Alicante, and was found a shepherd who was lame in the mentioned castle. This is one of the most popular traditions in the village of Agres, as well as in the neighboring towns. This celebration was traditionally celebrated on 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9 September. From 2016 they are celebrated the last Friday and Saturday of the month of August with the Representation of the Apparition of the Mare de Déu d’Agres and the Sunday next with the Day of the Vinguda. The first weekend of September next will be the Patron Saint’s Festivities at the Mare de Déu d’Agres, Friday Pregón and Passacarrer del Fanalet, Saturday Pastoret day; Sunday, the day of the Mare de Déu and Monday, Thanksgiving. During the following Sundays of August, we enjoyed the participation of thousands of pilgrims coming from Romería to the Mare de Déu d’Agres from all the places of our community and rest of Spain.
One of the most emotional moments in which more people gather is the day of the Pastoret when the pastor performs the well-known “Pastoret’s Cabinet”, in which he tells what happened that same morning in the castle Of the population.
The City of Agres, has requested the GENERALITAT VALENCIANA, the declaration of Cultural Interest of this act.
TO OBTAIN THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT, THE EMPLOYEE OF THE PASTOR WILL BE INCORPORATED TO THE BIC RELATIONSHIP AND WILL ENJOY THE LEGAL PROTECTION THAT WILL GUARANTEE THEIR PERMANENCE BETWEEN US.
One of the best known cultural events in our population is the well known theatrical performance that takes place on the last Friday and Saturday of the month of August, in which the life of Agres and his customs is revived on the same day. The apparition of the Virgin, that is to say, the life that lived in this town and in the surroundings in 1484. This act is realized outdoors in the middle of a privileged place as it is “L’Assud” and in the representation collaborate and More than a hundred characters participate.